Ah, the power of the state! I’ve been working nearly every day in a desire to finish up the curriculum for the program I teach. The state requested it, prior to renewing our permit.
My hours have been cut to 32 / week for the Spring term. I have been working more than my allocated hours on the critter, at least it is getting done. Until last night.
After 5 days (yes, that includes last Sunday), with many days going into the double-digits, I finally said enough!
My brain died. And I said, “It is good!”
I lay on the couch until 11:30 p.m. last night, watching the DVD of the first season of “Damages.” Do I like it? Don’t know. Seems sort of like a wanna-be “Boston Legal,” but without the humor. Result? A mystery which sort of intrigues, but not a lot of buy-in or sympathy for the characters. There is the desire, though, to find out who all these evil people are, and that is where it is for now.
I am usually in bed at 9:00, and up at 5:30 at the latest. Even today. But I have a wierd thing – the later I go to bed, the earlier I get up. This morning – 4:30. Not something I would like to happen on a work day. Fridays, now, are non-working days, unless I choose. Up I came, and back to bed for a very nice nap at 9:30 a.m. until just after 11:00 a.m.
So, here I sit, drinking the second cup of coffee, knitting a pair of really cheery socks, in a patterned yarn sock yarn from Berocco – teals and greens and rather scrumptious colors. Mindless knitting with delicious colors is great entertainment value.
And then I thought of knitting needles. The self-indulgent moi gave in to deciding to order size 2, Signature Needle Arts, stilletto DPNs. $45.00 for a set of 4 six-inch sock needles. Will I like them? Don’t know! My favorite size for sock knitting (with sock yarn) is size 1 1/2 by Crystal Palace. I knit loosely. So, I chose size 2, in a cheery bright red. When will they arrive? They say 7-10 days for 5.99 shipping. Let’s see when they get here, and then give them a test drive.
I don’t need more needles, but I am sure curious about these! I like metal needles, but am allergic to nickel. As long as I don’t touch the metal of the Addi turbos, I am okay. All I get is a kind of tingling on my fingertips. I love my old aluminum needles, and my bamboo, and my wooden ones. So, let’s see what the needle fairy shall bring – and how soon!
And because, like Alice, I cannot see the value of a book without pictures, here are some pictures of the above-mentioned socks. A blog without pictures is (methinks) also worthless.
BTW, I knit inside out, and am now decreasing for the toe. I’ll get a right-side-out picture later.